Instructions for full paper submission on ConfTool platform

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In the new window you can :
1. submit a full paper for which the abstract has already been accepted
(only the author who submitted the abstract in the first place has the right to do this. Co-authors have reading access only).

In the top half of the page notice the contribution(s) that you submitted as Abstract and a new Full Paper entry corresponding to each accepted that has been automatically created for you. (The ID of the Full paper is equal to the ID of the Abstract plus 1000).

In the menu to the right, you are allowed to upload the full paper document (select Upload Contribution), and also to edit details regarding authors, affiliations, abstract, keywords and topics.

2. Submit a new FULL PAPER for which you did not submit an Abstract at all.

In the bottom half of the page, under Submit Contribution title, you may select ‘FULL PAPER without prior abstract submission’ and input all necessary data to create this new contribution.

 

Templates to be used for full paper submission

Papers submitted to FAIM2020 undergo a double blind reviewing procedure.

Papers will be normally submitted and, if accepted, will be published in Procedia Manufacturing journal by Elsevier, which may be regarded as the Conference's Proceedings.

Alternatively papers may be submitted to International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (Springer) or Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (Elsevier) through a fast-track reviewing process. In the event of a negative outcome of the reviewing process, the paper should be reformatted and submitted to Procedia Manufacturing. Thus, to avoid disappointment and extra formatting work, authors should opt for these journals, only if they believe that their papers' standard is high enough. There is always the possibility for high quality papers already published in Procedia Manufacturing to be extended and submitted after the Conference to special issues of two further Journals, see Journal Publications submenu for details.

Please note that each and every paper has to be presented at the Conference by one of its authors in person who must register, otherwise it will not be published in the Proceedings (Procedia Manufacturing or other collaborating Journals). Any registered author can present a maximum of two papers. Publication fee for the fist paper is included in the Conference fees, whereas for the second one it is extra. Please refer to Fees menu.

submission process
 

The corresponding author guidelines and submission formats have to be used in each case as described next. 



Picture 2 submission Proceedia Manufacturing
Use the PROMFG_FAIM_2020_DOC_Templates. This ZIP file contains macro enabled template file PROMFG_FAIM2020_Doc_Template.docm in which you should insert your manuscript using the available document styles. It also contains the corresponding pdf file for verification purposes.

If you prefer Latex, use the PROMFG_FAIM_2020_Tex_Templates. This ZIP file contains “PROMFG_FAIM2020.tex” template file in which you should insert your manuscript and compile it with a Latex tool. It also contains the corresponding pdf file for verification purposes.

Follow the instructions in the template files. Note that abstracts should be 150 words long at the most. Auxilliary generic author guidelines are available here (please ignore single column format). A maximum page length of 8 pages applies, extra pages being strongly discouraged and involving a charge of 5€ per page.

Important note: all submitted papers will undergo a double-blind review process. Therefore, neither author data nor affiliation information should be entered in the manuscript, but only Author_1, Author_2, Author_3 etc. standing for the actual authors' names and, similarly, Affiliation_1, Affiliation_2 etc. standing for the actual affiliations. The actual data will be entered in a follow up phase where camera ready copies will be prepared.

Final upload instructions of accepted manuscripts are available here.



Picture 3 submissionInternational Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (IF 2018: 2.496)
Follow author guidelines, but submit manuscript on Conftool FAIM2020 site.
All submitted papers will undergo a first screening by FAIM2020 Chairs and then by the journal’s reviewers.

In case of manuscript rejection, the authors may reformat it to Procedia Manufacturing standards and resubmit it for reviewing. 

In ConfTool platform, a special topic FT1 Fast track: IJAMT has been created. This is compulsory to select in order to indicate IJAMT preference in addition to two additional topics describing the center of gravity of the paper.

 

 

Picture 4 submission

Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (IF 2018: 4.392)
Follow author guidelines, but submit manuscript on Conftool FAIM2020 site.
All submitted papers will undergo a first screening by FAIM2020 Chairs and then by the journal’s  reviewers.

In case of manuscript rejection, the authors may reformat it to Procedia Manufacturing standards and resubmit it for reviewing. 

In ConfTool platform, a special topic FT2 Fast track: RCIM has been created. This is compulsory to select in order to indicate IJAMT preference in addition to two additional topics describing the center of gravity of the paper.